Thu, June 22 from 7:00-8:00pm

Fri, June 23 from 7:00-8:00pm with post-show discussion

Sat, June 24 from 7:00-8:00pm

Sun, June 25 from 5:00-6:00pm

Brookfield Winter Garden

Co-Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Arts Brookfield


From June 21st thru June 25th between 12:00pm and 2:00pm, visitors to Brookfield Place can come to a story gathering station to share their story of their familial roots and the experience of coming to the United States for the first time.  These stories will be incorporated into each evening’s performance.

HARBORED, written and directed by Jimmy Maize, is a site-specific theater piece that weaves together stories from the last two centuries of immigration in the U.S., integrating oral history, archived material and found texts. The piece is an epic collage of performance, music and movement with an original score by Heather Christian sung by the Downtown Voices Choir and Mama Foundation “Wednesday Sings!” Choir, and movement by Wendy Seyb. 50+ performers tell the stories of twentieth-century author Willa Cather and her character Ántonia, Lewis and Clark yearning for the promise of the American West, and everyday citizens who all share a yearning to fulfill their dreams. Immigration stories will be gathered each day from passersby at Brookfield Place and integrated into the script that evening, tying the past to the present and making for an entirely new theatrical experience each time. Championing an immersive process of understanding and discovery, HARBORED redefines the ways in which we think about America’s past, present and future. Join us for a special Post Show discussion following the Friday, June 23 performance.


Please be advised, HARBORED is a roving performance with no seating that will move throughout the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Maria Baranova

HARBORED is supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council of the Arts and Piece by Piece Productions.


Space for this project was generously donated by Brookfield Place.

Writer/Director: Jimmy Maize

Music Director & Composer: Heather Christian

Choreographer: Wendy Seyb

Sound Designer: Andrew Schneider

Set Designer: Meredith Ries

Costume Designer: Abigail Hahn